Major Medical/Surgical Missions

In its almost 70 years of existence, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity has conducted major medical and surgical missions not only in Metro Manila and its surrounding towns and municipalities but also the entire country from as far north as Cagayan Valley and as far south as Cotabato.

One of the ideals of the fraternity is SERVICE, in addition to ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, LEADERSHIP, BROTHERHOOD and this has guided Tauans in our pursuit of helping out the Filipino people by providing them with free medical and surgical care, services that they cannot afford and are not able to avail of.

Bearing the Thomasian name. we likewise share in our school’s mission of exuding a high degree of confidence in pioneering human endeavors particularly in our reaching out to others with Christian compassion in our service to the poor and the marginalized members of society and in her vision of upholding the Thomasian identity to be a community of Catholic men and women with a high degree of competence, who reach out to others with Christian compassion.

In addition to a rigorous medical curricula, these major medical and surgical missions also serve as training grounds for student Tauans to hone and improve their skills both medically and in procedures. The guidance of our elder Tauans, who belong to specialties such as Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology and Anesthesiology during these missions help our undergrad Tauans in their own decisions after graduating from medical school. These missions likewise foster camaraderie and promote BROTHERHOOD, one of our four Tauan ideals.

In the words of St. Thomas of Aquinas, “Leaves without flowers: these are they who have words without works” and “If the highest aim of a captain is to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.”

HAIL TAU MU!


ΤΜΣΦ Partners with UP Ecosoc in Serving Residents of Pook Ricarte
By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report from the field courtesy of Bro. Kevin Anthony Ortiz Mallari, Markados)

imageIn a rare but refreshing occurrence, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, partnered with the UP Economics Society last March 28, 2015 in serving residents of Pook Ricarte in Diliman, Quezon City.

Pook Ricarte is located in the Northern Sector of Barangay UP Campus, a 400 hectare land area situated near the sprawling university campus. About 120 residents were tended to by the fraternity brothers, cases ranging from the common cough and colds to more serious conditions such as uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes. Continue reading →

 

Tanay For Nanay Mission A Success
By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report from the field and photos courtesy of Bro. Dr. Primo Aquino Andres Jr., Lucky 13)

imageThe recently concluded medical and surgical mission in Tanay, Rizal was a huge success. The event was sponsored by the family of Bro. Dr. Primo Aquino Andres Jr., Lucky 13 in honor of their mother, who is celebrating her 100th birthday this year.

The manpower was provided by students and alumni from Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity most notably Bro. Dr. Juan Pena Sanchez Jr., SOS who brought along his Rotary Club Mobile Surgical Unit. The event was held from February 6-8, 2015 at the Sacramento Valley Resort in Tanay. Continue reading →

 

Tacloban Mission Served Thousands
By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report from the field by Bro. Dr. Elvis Cruz Llarena, Taon VI)

Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, in coordination with the United States Medical Alumni Association of America (USTMAAA) and Gawad Kalinga held a successful medical and surgical mission recently in Tacloban City, Leyte. The mission took place from January 23-24, 2015 at the Anahawan District Hospital.

TMS4WS3The delegation was headed by Bro. Dr. Primo Aquino Andres Jr., Lucky 13, USTMAAA Foundation Executive Director. Eminent Tauan gastroenterologist Bro. Dr. Luis Ezpeleta Kodumal, Strikers 16, from Pennsylvania was present to lend a helping hand. Continue reading →

 

Librate Mission Liberating
By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

When LIBRATE Chairman Mr. Arthur D. Cantos wrote Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, February of last year to share in both its vision to create a positive change in their town and its mission of improving the quality of healthcare in remote barangays, the fraternity took up the challenge.

LIBRATE stands for Libmanan for Reforms, Accountability, Transparency and Empowerment. They were planning to sponsor a medical and surgical mission in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, specifically Bahao, a poor coastal town. The Tauan delegation, headed by Most Exalted Brother Joel Latimer Buncayo Smith III, Insanity heeded the call of service, one of the fraternity’s four ideals. Continue reading →

 

The 4th Paghatag Bulig Sa May Sakit
By Bro. Dr. Elvis Cruz Llarena, Taon VI
(as posted on Facebook/Tau Mu Sigma Phi on June 1, 2014)

Just got back yesterday from the 4th Pahatag Bulig Sa Maysakit-Tau Mu Sigma Phi 2014 Surgical Mission at Koronadal, South Cotabato where we were privileged to serve 196 surgical patients, 111 minor surgeries and 85 major Surgeries.

The Tau Mu Sigma Phi Surgical Team would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the people who made our stay so memorable like Mayor Bro. Dr. Peter Bascon Miguel, 7 Sacraments, whose annual invitation always makes us look forward to next year because each year is better than the previous, Bro. Dr. Anthony Laurence Prometo Escovidal, Blitzkrieg 23 for again another job well done, Bro. Dr. Daniel Go Yap, Untouchables 17.5 and his team from General Santos Doctors’ Hospital, Bro. Dr. Dante Tamondong Eugenio, Blitzkrieg 23 and his team from the Sultan Kudarat and the rest of the the volunteers and friends from the City Government of Koronadal and the Provincial Government of South Cotabato. Continue reading →

 

Sitio Bakal, Quezon City
January 26, 2014

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Koronadal, South Cotabato
Surgical Medical Mission
January 10 – 15, 2006

KSCMSM1Tauan Missionaries in Koronadal City (left to right):

1. Bro. Dr. Peter Bascon Miguel, 7 Sacraments – Otorhinolaryngology
2. Bro. Dr. Elvis Cruz Llarena, Taon VI – General and laparoscopic Surgery
3. Bro. Dr. Joseph ‘Dodoy’ Dres Sueno, Siyam na Pag-asa – Physiatry
4. Bro. Dr. Florentino ‘Boy’ Carpio Doble, ΤΜΣΦ 1967 – General and laparoscopic Surgery
5. Bro. Dr. Carlo Usman Manlangit, Blitzkrieg 23 – Pediatric Anesthesia
6. Bro. Dr. Anthony Laurence Prometo Escovidal, Blitzkrieg 23 – Urology
7. Dr. Manuel Roco- General Surgery
8. Bro. Dr. Allan Troy Dandan Baquir, 4 Tauan Vanguards – General Surgery
9. Bro. Dr. Dante Tamondong Eugenio, Blitzrieg 23 – Ophthalmology

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10. Bro. Dr. Rufino ‘Ruffy’ Tuano Agudera, 13 Men and a Baby – Urology
11. Bro. Dr. Aristotle Bernard Maniego Roque, Utouchables 17.5 – Urology
12. Bro. Dr. Erbe Mangulabnan Bugay, Armageddon VIII – General Surgery
13. Bro. Dr. Miguel Domingo Tamondong Jacalan III – Radiology
14. Bro. Dr. Daniel Go Yap, Untouchables 17.5 – General Surgery. Continue reading →